MT TOUBKAL – MOROCCO
DAVID WAIT CHALLENGE
A superb short break to climb Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.
Situated just south of the fabled city of Marrakech in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Mt Toubkal stands a lofty 4,167 metres rising out of a jagged chain of mountains that give way to the pre Sahara and the big desert itself. The ascent is not technical but is tough in places, with some steep scree slopes and less air than you will be used to! The views from the summit are magnificent with the peaks of the High Atlas stretching into the distance on either side of you, and to the North the (relatively) fertile plains of the Maghreb and Marrakech. Look South and on a clear day you will see the expanse of the pre-Sahara.
Marrakech, known also as The ‘Pink City’ provides a fascinating start and finish to the trek, transporting you to a totally different world just a 4 hour flight from London. There will be time to explore the labyrinthine Souk and test your bargaining skills, before a good tagine or pastilla lunch near the Djemma el Fna (main square in the Old City) before heading South to begin the Trek!